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Students undertake an original investigation of a topic relevant to analytics and its application. Under the supervision and guidance of an academic researcher, students are required to design and conduct a practice-oriented investigation. This would typically involve a literature review, data collection, data analysis and critical reflection of real-world practice. The results will be reported as a thesis and in a public presentation. In some instances, it is expected that the results will also be submitted for publication in a conference or journal.
The project will require an explorative approach, where students will pursue outcomes associated with new knowledge or understanding, within the analytics disciplines, often as an adjunct to existing academic research initiatives. It is expected that the Capstone Project will incorporate findings associated with both well-defined professional practice and research principles.
Research will be conducted on a topic of mutual interest under the guidance of an experienced researcher.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- apply the knowledge gained in other subjects to successfully investigate a substantially complex analytics research problem, sourcing and collating information associated with disciplines studied in prior coursework, adhering to relevant professional standards,
- and develop hypotheses from which decisions will be made, and communicate and synthesise contributions arising from project and professional practice activities.
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Conducting independent research and/or scholarshi
- Analysing and synthesising technical researc
- Collaboration with peers
- Conducting critical evaluation of research
- Communicating their research in scholarly reports and in public presentations; and
- Time management and project management
Last updated: 12 March 2020